Even though Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, are British royals, their romance was documented on Instagram. No, Harry didn’t end up in Meghan’s DMs, and she didn’t end up in Harry’s. The now-husband and wife reportedly looked at each other’s Instagram accounts before their first date in 2016.
A mutual friend set up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a blind date.
Following their engagement announcement in November 2017, Harry and Meghan revealed some details about how they met. The couple sat down for their first official interview together with the BBC, where they revealed that they were set up on a blind date by an unnamed mutual friend.
So, who was the one who introduced Meghan and Harry? According to some reports, Harry’s childhood friend Violet von Westenholz was involved, while others speculate that it was fashion designer Misha Nonoo or Soho House’s global membership director Markus Anderson.
Apart from the introductions, Meghan and Harry had their first date in July 2016 at Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse in London, England. They clicked right away. By their second date, Harry said he knew Meghan was “the one.” Meghan said their shared passion for change led to date two with the former Suits star.
Before their first date, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly looked at each other’s Instagram pages.
According to The Sun, royal expert Katie Nicholl said in the documentary Meghan: Where Did It All Go Wrong?, “Amazingly for a royal romance, it started on Instagram.” Harry and Meghan reportedly browsed each other’s Instagram accounts before their mutual friend set them up, according to the author of Harry: Life, Loss, and Love.
Meghan had used Instagram before becoming a member of the royal family, but Harry? The biography for the year 2020 The 36-year-secret old’s Instagram account @SpikeyMau5 was revealed in the book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family. Meghan started following the account the same year she met Harry, in 2016.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first met, they liked that they didn’t know much about each other.
Meghan and Harry admitted in their engagement interview that they knew very little about each other when they first started dating. It was described as “refreshing” by both of them.
“I learned everything I know about him because of him. Rather than growing up surrounded by various news stories, tabloids, or whatever else,” Meghan explained. “Anything I learned about him and his family, he’d tell me about it. And the other way around. So it was just a really authentic and organic way for both of us to get to know each other.”
“Being able to get to know someone who isn’t necessarily within your circle was hugely refreshing,” Harry added. “I didn’t know much about her, so it was great to be able to start almost from the beginning, learning about each other step by step.”
After marrying in May 2018, Harry and Meghan will step down as senior royals in 2020. They now reside in Montecito, California, with their two children, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 2, and Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, 3 months.